Rejuvenation of the Upper Face and Periocular Region: Combining Neuromodulator, Facial Filler, Laser, Light, and Energy-Based Therapies for Optimal Results

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BACKGROUNDThe upper face and periocular region is a complex and dynamic part of the face. Successful rejuvenation requires a combination of minimally invasive modalities to fill dents and hollows, resurface rhytides, improve pigmentation, and smooth the mimetic muscles of the face without masking facial expression.METHODSUsing review of the literature and clinical experience, the authors discuss our strategy for combining botulinum toxin, facial filler, ablative laser, intense pulsed light, microfocused ultrasound, and microneedle fractional radiofrequency to treat aesthetic problems of the upper face including brow ptosis, temple volume loss, A-frame deformity of the superior sulcus, and superficial and deep rhytides.RESULTSWith attention to safety recommendations, injectable, light, laser, and energy-based treatments can be safely combined in experienced hands to provide enhanced outcomes in the rejuvenation of the upper face.CONCLUSIONProviding multiple treatments in 1 session improves patient satisfaction by producing greater improvements in a shorter amount of time and with less overall downtime than would be necessary with multiple office visits.

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